Welcome to the tenth stop on the Wolf, in League blog tour and giveaway! I’m excited to be here at Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends, and can’t thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to celebrate my release on their site.
- Book Title: Wolf in League
- Book Series: Wolf Book 3
- Author: A.F. Henley
- Publisher: Less Than Three Press (October 10, 2016)
- Book Length: 209 pages
- Genre: Romance, Paranormal/Horror, Werewolves/Shifter
It’s been months since anyone at the Committee has had any contact from the O’Connell family or their pack members, and they are not happy. Suspicious of the activities that took place in D.C. and determined to find out what the wolves are up to, the Committee recruits one of their newest residents, Doctor Matthew Dietrich, to play the part of neighbor and infiltrate the family.
Matthew has always been a keep-to-himself kind of person. Though idealistic and optimistic, he prefers to work in solitude, at night, while he researches the findings that he hopes will one day change the world. When he’s approached by the executives of the Center, he has no idea why they’d choose him. And to say he is skeptical over the concept of men that can shift into wolves would be an understatement. Until he meets his new partner, the man that will play the part of his “husband” in the Committee’s scheme, Doctor Gavin Strauss.
It’s funny for me, because at this point of every blog tour, I tell myself that next time I’m not doing one. It’s not because I don’t like doing them. On the contrary, I love getting a chance to touch base with everyone again: readers, reviewers, site owners and staff, friends, and associates. I love reading the comments people leave behind, and I appreciate how working at putting the posts together takes some of the tension out of waiting for the release day to arrive. Mostly the problem is that by the time I reach post nine, ten, eleven, etc. I’ve run out ways to say hello. There are only so many ways to say welcome, thank you for stopping by. Maybe I’m just not as clever as some, but in my opinion, “it’s an honour to have you here,” only has about six variations to it. Six at the most.
Of course, then, as I always do, I tell myself that at the end of the day, maybe it doesn’t need to be said a hundred different ways for it to be effective. Maybe, “Welcome to the tour, thank you very much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the post,” is enough. One can even hope that maybe, especially during a tour of “tiny teasers” like this one is, the audience is more excited to get to the excerpt itself.
So, perhaps I should stop worrying about how to open the post itself, and simply bring you to that point.
However, before I do, just a quick reminder that there is a giveaway. Read through to the end of the post to learn how you could win your very own signed, print copy of Wolf in League, a “crystal and silver” diamante Howling Wolf Pendant, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market. One lucky winner, tour-wide, will be walking away with all of it.
And now, the teaser…
Tiny Teaser: Post 10
He opened his eyes to darkness when Gavin slipped out from underneath him an unknowable time later. He even managed to raise one hand and grumble a phrase he hoped came out as, “I’m getting up,” when Gavin draped the sheet on top of him. He intended to—get up that was—and if he couldn’t manage to wake himself up completely, at least he’d go back to his own bed. Yes, that was definitely his intention. In two minutes. Five at the most. He just wanted to rest his eyes and try to get his head back together. That was all. Then he’d give Gavin the bed back. He would…
In two minutes…
Five at the most…
The mattress dipped beside him and Matthew opened his eyes with a sharp intake of breath. The clock was no longer in his line of sight as he faced the middle of the bed, and he was sprawled out on the mattress like he’d done a belly flop into it. He was pretty sure he’d never lain on a more comfortable surface in his entire life.
He blinked, focused his eyes, and was unable to return the smile that Gavin was giving him. His muscles felt like perfectly gooey, pleasantly watery, completely unusable jellyfishes.
“Sun’s coming up,” Gavin said. “I should probably sleep.”
Matthew forced his mouth to work. “Oh.” Then he concentrated on making the rest of him cooperate enough to move out of the way. “Sorry. I fell asleep. What time is it?”
Gavin climbed onto the bed. “Not quite six. You don’t have to get up, though. Stay if you want to, but I made coffee if you don’t. I cleaned up the mess you left in the kitchen as well, though I admit to polishing off most of your meat. As for the coffee, don’t hate me if it’s undrinkable. I haven’t made coffee in a decade or so. Never really did like the stuff and I find it completely vile now.”
“Sacrilege,” Matthew teased. “Sorry about stealing your bed. You should have just kicked me out.”
“When you looked so damned hot lying there?” Gavin stifled a yawn. “Never.”
Matthew shook his head, denying the words even though he couldn’t kill the smile they inspired. He dropped both feet on the floor, stretched, and when he figured his legs would work he stood. Good sex was better than a gym workout any day.
“Do you think I should go over to the O’Connells’?” Matthew asked, turning to watch Gavin settle on top of the sheets, completely naked, the fine dark hair on Gavin’s legs and arms like a beautiful pelt and the muscles of Gavin’s form twitching and rolling as Gavin sought out the most comfortable position. Short, dark hair rumpled in an attractive mess, long fingers resting on the white pillowcase, midnight black eyelashes settling on pale skin…
Matthew shook his head and looked away. “I thought it might seem neighborly or whatever. Reiterate the invitation for them to come over. It wouldn’t take much more than a look to see if Lyle’s boyfriend is a vampire I’d imagine. A glass of wine or two and we could get talking, see what’s going on, right?”
Gavin answered without opening his eyes. “Be patient, Matthew. One thing I’ve learned is that if you sit back and stare into the darkness long enough you won’t have to go looking for the monsters. They’ll come looking for you.”
Wolf, in League Excerpt
© AF Henley, 2016
A great big thank you to Gay.Guy.Reading and Friends for hosting me today, and another to you for joining in the fun. Best of luck with the giveaway and I hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
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